St. Brendan the Navigator Episcopal Church
Our Mission: "To Love, Praise, Welcome and Serve" 
     The  Navigator    

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 8, 2019

Plea se welcome back Pastor Elaine Hewes, who will preside  
at our service this Sunday.  


The Episcopal Church of the Province of New England

All are Welcome! 

Sunday, September 8, 2019 
10 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Readings for the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost:
(Please see scripture notes below)
The Mission of St. Brendan the Navigator Episcopal Church is to l ove, praise, welcome, and serve:
· t o love one another as Christ loves us,
· to praise God in all things,
· to welcome and affirm all persons,
· to serve the needs of one another and of those on the island, the peninsula, and throughout the world.


On the Calendar :
Sunday, September 8          10a.m. Holy Eucharist with Pastor Elaine Hewes
                                        11:30 - 1:30 H.O.M.E. Craft Fair (See below)
Monday, September 9        10:00  Old Testament Meets Depth Psychology
                                        4:30 p.m. Silent Meditation/ Centering Prayer
Tuesday September 10       3:00 Discussion on Race Continues
Wednesday, September 11  1 1 a.m. Tai Chi
                                         3:00p.m. Finance Committee Meeting
                                         4:30  p.m. Choir Rehearsal         
Friday, September 13        10 a.m. Vestry Meeting  
Sunday, September 15      9  a.m. Island Nursing Home Service
                                      10 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Rev. Dr. Richard                                                  Mallory  followed by Sermon Talk back                             
Monday, September 16      10:00-11:30  a.m.  Session Three:  The  Old                                                  Testament meets Depth Psychology: a new way of                                        approaching the Jacob and Joseph Stories in                                                  Genesis-a Discussion Group with The Rev. Dr.                                                Richard Mallory  
3:00 p.m.  Worship Committee meeting
 For up-to-date information on events at St. Brendan's c lick:                              Events Page Calendar
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The Gratitude Corner

Many thanks for everyone's contributions of time and talent made to enrich St. Brendan's ministries this week:  for Dan and Bunny Reardon who hosted our coffee hour last Sunday an for all who helped with set up and clean up, for Elisabeth who did the flowers on Sunday, for our Worship and Music Ministry who plan such rich Worship services for us, and for Meg and Jo's efforts to get the lovely railings up on the stairs to the altar.
Submitted online by Lis, our Senior Warden:  I never take for granted the time, energy and spirit of all those who selflessly volunteer and contribute their talents that enable our parish to survive....and yes flourish!! This strong faith and commitment of so many makes me very appreciative and grateful to be a part of this supportive and spirited community.

The Gratitude Corner is a new feature in our newsletter where we can express our appreciation and gratitude for all the efforts made by each of us to make St. Brendan's a better place.

Please send your expressions of appreciation and gratitude to to be included in the newsletter and website or you can submit them on the website.  

One of the best ways to show our gratitude for everything happening at St. Brendan's is to volunteer to help.  If you have not filled in a Time and Talent Survey yet, they will be available during coffee hour and can be submitted on the website by scrolling down to the bottom of the Stewardship page: Time and Talent  


We are thankful for all the pledges received so far and hope that if you have not been able to make your pledge yet, you will do so soon.  Your Pledge can be placed in the offering basket anytime and there are extra pledge forms available at each service.  Confidential Pledges can also be made on the website by clicking  PLEDGE.   You may also e-mail your pledge to Carolyn Mor at  

If you have any questions about the pledging process, or if you would prefer a mail-in pledge card, please contact Miriam Antich at



Vesta Kowalski - 1
Donna Downs - 8
Bob Walkling and & Jo Jacobs- 11
Curtis Flowers- 17
Allen Downs - 24
Alan Flowers- 24
Miriam Antich - 25
Jane March- 28
Barbara Kourajian - 28
Ann van Buren 



We would Appreciate your Feedback

The Worship and Music Ministry is beginning planning for the coming year. 
We would like input  on your experience of Sunday worship and lay-led services these past six months.  Please click the link below to respond to a few questions.  We look forward to hearing from both year-round and seasonal members.  Thank you. 


Education and Spiritual Development

The Rev. Dr. Richard Mallory, Associate Rector at Grace St Paul's Episcopal Church in Tucson, AZ will be spending the month of September on Deer Isle. Patricia Donahue and Anne Cushman are members of Grace St Paul's. Bill Scaife and Susan Wade have generously offered their home to Fr. Richard and his wife Pam till 9/9 and then they will stay at Patricia Donahue's guest house for the rest of the month.
Fr Richard will preside at our liturgy on  9/15, and 9/29.  The service will be followed by Sermon Talk Backs.
There will be three Old Testament study/discussion groups focused on the Jacob saga and the Joseph story on Mondays September 1st, 9th, and 16th from 10:00a.m. to 11:30a.m.



Have you been looking for a book on spirituality, theology, biblical studies, or simply religious studies in general? Or perhaps thinking ahead to longer evenings and more reading time you want to explore new books. With over 600 books catalogued and shelved, St. Brendan's Library is the perfect place to visit, browse and take out a book. The process is simple, and the library committee welcomes your ideas and suggestions as we look to improve and expand.
In the weeks ahead look for book reviews and other library-sponsored activities in your e-newsletter. Ideas: what about an on-going book club meeting at the library, author presentations and discussions, or contributing reviews and critques of your favorite books? When regular visitor times are determined, the local community will be invited to an open house and to join in our library activities as library patrons.
St. Brendan's has been blessed to have several members of our congregation authors in the field of religious studies. You will find books by these authors in our library. St. Brendan's Library stands as a tribute to their contributions.
Library Committee: Meg Graham, Marilyn Verhey, Mickey Jacoba





Sunday September 8th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
in St. Brendan's Parish Hall

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There is a festive box near the Church entrance which awaits your generosity.  

Of course, your financial donations are also welcome.  You can either make a payment to St. Brendan's, marked for Alfred's Christmas Fund, or send a payment to:

"Alfred's Christmas Fund"
c/o Bobbi Billings 
300 Sunshine Road 
Deer Isle, ME  04627


Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost:  
The gospel reading today is another of the passages from Jesus' teaching as he approached Jerusalem and his death. For weeks now, we have been reminded of the call to discipleship and its cost. Today's reading describes his call to bear the cross, setting aside all earthly concerns which would turn us away from faithfulness to Christ.

The first reading is from Moses' concluding instructions to the people of Israel before his death. He reminds them again of the commandments and calls on them to choose between obedience and life on the one hand, and disobedience and death on the other.

In Paul's brief letter to his friend, Philemon, he describes the transformed quality of Christian people's relationships with others. Philemon's runaway slave, Onesimus, has become a Christian and Paul instructs Philemon to receive him back as a brother in Christ. The work of Christ's Spirit in our lives places us in a new stance in which we are all brothers and sisters, and children of the living God.

Each gathering to celebrate the Holy Eucharist challenges us to renewed commitment to the new life that God gives us. We find ourselves part of a family given us in baptism. In company with our brothers and sisters, we respond by choosing life rather than death, and in union with our Savior, we take up our cross and join in pilgrimage toward the resurrection.

From The Rite Light: Reflections on the Sunday Readings and Seasons of the Church Year. Copyright © 2009 by Michael W. Merriman. Church Publishing Incorporated, New York
    Prayer for St Brendan's:  
    Almighty God, giver of every good gift:  Look graciously on the people of 
    St. Brendan's and guide our hearts and minds as we seek to discern your will         for our future. May our discernment transform our spirits and draw us closer to       you.   
In Our Prayers

We pray for those on our prayer list in special need of our prayers: Kevin Gibbons, Marshall Rice and family, Rosanne McFarland, Fred Newman, Susan Todd, Roseanna and husband Jason, Ralph and Sandy Drayer, James Budd, Mary Ann Shaw, Pam Neff, Michelle Price, Jesse Zorski, Craig Harriman, Lindsey Bowker,  Rev. Edward Dufresne, Margaret Ann Crumlish, Reed Henderson, , Gray Pierson , Nancy Boothby, Elaine Graham, Pat & Tony Stoneburner, Kathy Gray, Holly Zack, Carolyn Angel, Nancy Stearns, Andrew Harriman, Tom Davenport, Marcia Scott, George A. Smith, Gladys Smith, Sam and Isabelle Hulsey, Jennifer Hulsey and her family Byron, Ben, and Claire. We pray, also, for those who love and care for them.
We pray for those struggling with addiction and mental illness and their caregivers.

We pray for all those receiving care through Neighbor Care and for all the residents of the Island Nursing Home and their families.

We pray for the dying, and those who have died. We remember also those who mourn including the family of Linda Peterson. 

We pray for the victims of gun violence-in our cities and towns, in our schools, in our places of worship, and in our homes.

We pray for the victims of the violence of armed conflicts around the world. We pray for those made refugees by the violence of armed conflicts. We pray for the victims of terrorist attacks everywhere.

We pray for all who suffer the effects of domestic violence and the violence
of bullying in our schools and workplaces.

We pray for all peacemakers, and all those who work for justice, may we be found in their ranks.

We pray for all those serving in the armed forces of our country, remembering, especially, Craig, Chris, Graham, and Caleb.

We pray for Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury; Suheil, Bishop of Jerusalem; Michael, our Presiding Bishop; Thomas, our Bishop; for the members of our vestry; and for all our members, whose ministries are varied and far-reaching.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer , we pray for the congregation of St. John's, Bangor For students and educators in the new school year and for all Christian Education and Sunday School programs.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer , we pray for  the Province of the Episcopal Church of Sudan      

On the Island and Peninsula,  we pray for the Church of Jesus Christ Restoration Branch, Deer Isle


                                                 Icon of St. Brendan by Siri Beckman

Lord, we will trust you.

Help us to journey beyond the familiar and  into the unknown.  

Give us the faith to leave old ways and break new ground with you. 

Christ of the mysteries, we trust you to be stronger than each     storm within us.  

We will trust in the darkness and know that our times are in your hand.
Tune our spirit to the music of heaven, and somehow, make our   obedience count for you.   

                                                                       -Prayer attributed to St. Brendan


Contact Information

St. Brendan the Navigator
627 North Deer Isle Road
Deer Isle, ME 04627

Telephone: 207-348-6240

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 305, Deer Isle, ME 04627 

Emergency Contacts:

Vestry Members:

Elisabeth Ingoldsby, Senior Warden
Tel: Home: 207-348-2586 / Cell: 207-266-4541

Josephine Jacob, Junior Warden         
Tel: 207-348-6997 / Cell: 207-664-4884

Bill Scaife-Treasurer (413) 531-1762
Barbara Kourajian-Clerk 326-9153 
Meg Graham 348-2639
Miriam Antich 972-849-7907
Tom van Buren 348-6471

Pastoral Care: 
  Diane Greenlaw   460-7230 

Prayer List Requests: